Dominion’s 80-MW Eastern Shore Solar project due for Q3 2016 startup

Eastern Shore Solar LLC on May 20 asked that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accept for filing its Market-Based Rate Tariff and grant such waivers and blanket authorizations as the commission previously has granted to other entities engaged in wholesale sales of electricity at market-based rates.

Eastern Shore Solar is developing and will own and operate an approximately 80-MW solar photovoltaic facility and related assets located in Accomack County, Virginia, which is within the PJM Interconnection balancing authority area. Under a power purchase agreement, it will sell all of the net energy from the facility at wholesale to Vadata Inc. Under the terms of the PPA, the 80-MW generation capacity is fully committed to Vadata for fifteen years, with the term to expire in 2030.

The facility will be interconnected to the transmission system owned by Delmarva Power and Light. Eastern Shore Solar anticipates that the facility may generate test power in the fall of 2016 and commence commercial operation shortly after test power is initially delivered.

Eastern Shore Solar is owned by Dominion Solar Projects IV Inc., which is a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., which is a subsidiary of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

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